Road Cycling Highlight
The Brocken (popularly known as Blocksberg) is 1141.2 m above sea level. NHN the highest mountain in the Harz low mountain range, in Saxony-Anhalt and in all of northern Germany. It is located in the Schierke district of the city of Wernigerode in the Harz district of Saxony-Anhalt. The mountain and its surroundings in the Harz National Park are one of the most popular excursion destinations in Germany.From the Brockengipfel you can see, among other things, the Großer Inselsberg in Thuringia, the Köterberg in the Weserbergland and the Petersberg north of Halle an der Saale. The Rothaar Mountains (164 km away) and the Rhön Mountains (152 km) can be seen in very good visibility, and the Fichtelberg, about 224 km away, and the neighboring Keilberg in the Czech Republic can be seen in excellent conditions.The narrow-gauge Brockenbahn has been going to the summit since 1899, interrupted by the division of Germany. The transmitters on the Brocken, which have existed since the 1930s, have a high technical range due to their exposed location in the Hochharz.Source: wikipedia
December 16, 2019
The Brocken summit should be on the program for every cyclist. After a fairly moderate climb from Schiercke, which only gets a little steeper towards the end, the summit plateau awaits with a great view. When the weather is good, the last two kilometers are regularly a bit fuller, as many hikers have to share the ramp with the cyclists. Carefulness and prudence are required, especially when you are leaving.
April 17, 2020
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